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Library of Congress Classification System

J - Political Science

JGeneral Legislative and Executive Papers.
JAPolitical Science (General).
JCPolitical Theory, Theory of the State
JFPolitical Institutions and Public Administration
JKPolitical Institutions and Public Administration: United States.
JLPolitical Institutions and Public Administration: America Outside the U.S..
JN Political Institutions and Public Administration: Europe.
JQPolitical Institutions and Public Administration: Asia, Africa, Australia, Oceania.
JSLocal Government.
JVColonies and Colonization. Emigration and Immigration.
JXInternational Relations and Law.


J1-981General Legislative and Executive Papers.
1-9Gazettes
10-98United States
80-82Presidents' Messages and Other Executive Papers
86-87State Documents
100-981Other Regions and Countries
JA1-98Political Science (General)
1-26Periodicals
27-34Societies
35.5Congresses
60-64Dictionaries and Encyclopedias
70-80.2Theory, Relations to Other Subjects
81-84History
86-88Study and Teaching, Research
92Collective Biography of Political Scientists
JC11-607Political Theory, Theory of the State
47Oriental State
49Islamic State
51-93Ancient State
109-121Medieval State
131-273Modern State
177-178Thomas Paine
311-314Nationalism
319-323Political Geography
327Sovereignty
328.2Consent of the Governed
328.6Violence, Political Violence
329Patriotism
345-347Symbolism, Emblems of the State: Arms, Flag, Seal, etc.
348-497Forms of the State
501-607Purpose, Functions, and Relations of the State
571-607The State and Individual, Individual Rights, Liberty
JF20-2112Political Institutions and Public Administration
20-1177General, Comparative Government
51-56General Works, History
201-619Organs and Functions of Government
251-289Executive, Heads of State
331-341Parliamentary Government
441-619Legislation, Legislative Process, Law-Making
751-786Federal and State Relations
800-1177Political Rights, Political Participation
1338-2112Public Administration
1411-1521Civil Service
2011-2112Political Parties
JK1-9993Political Institutions and Public Administration: United States.
401-1685Government, Public Administration
501-901Executive Branch
631-873Civil Service, Departments and Agencies
1001-1443Congress, Legislative Branch
1154-1276Senate
1308-1443House of Representatives
1606-1685Government Property, etc.
1717-2248Political Rights, Practical Politics
1756-1761Citizenship
1846-1936Suffrage
1961-2248Electoral System
2255-2391Political Parties
2403-9593State Government
9663-9993Confederate States of America
JL1-3899Political Institutions and Public Administration: America Outside the U.S.
1-500Canada
599.5-839West Indies, Carribbean Area
1200-1299Mexico
1400-1679Central America
1850-3899South America
JN1-9689Political Institutions and Public Administration: Europe.
1-97Europe (General)
101-1179Great Britian
1187-1371Scotland
1400-1571.5Ireland
1601-2191Austria-Hungary, Austria, Hungray
2210-2229Czech Republic, Czechoslovakia
2240Slovakia
2301-3007France
3201-4980Germany
5001-5191Greece
5201-5690Italy
5701-5999Netherlands
6101-6371Belgium
6500-6598Soviet Union, Russia, Former Soviet Republics
6615Estonia
6630-6639Ukraine
6640-6649Belarus
6680-6689Moldova
6690-6699Russia (Federation)
6730-6739Latvia
6745Lithuania
6750-6769Poland
7011-7066Scandinavia, Northern Europe
7101-7367Denmark
7370-7379Greenland
7380-7389Iceland
7390-7399Finland
7401-7695Norway
7721-7997Sweden
8101-8399Spain
8423-8661Portugal
8701-9599Switzerland
9600-9689Balkan States
JQ1-6651Political Institutions and Public Administration: Asia, Africa, Australia, Oceania.
1-1849Asia
200-620India
1070-1199Central Asia (including former republics of the USSR)
1499-1749East Asia (including China, Japan, Korea)
1758-1852Middle East (including Turkey, Iran, Israel, Arabian Peninsula)
1850Arab Countries
1852Islamic Countries
1870-3981Africa
3981.5-3986.7Atlantic Ocean Islands
3995-6651Australia, New Zealand, Pacific Ocean Islands
JS3-8500Local Government, Municipal Government.
55-67History
141-271Municipal Government and Local Government Other than Municipal
300-1583United States
1701-1800Canada
1840-2058West Indies, Caribbean Area
2101-2148Mexico
2145-2219Central America
2300-2778South America
3000-6949.8Europe
6950-7509Asia
7510Arab Countries
7520Islamic Countries
7525-7819Africa
7820-7827Atlantic Ocean Islands
7900-7906Indian Ocean Islands
8001-8490Australia, New Zealand, Pacific Ocean Islands
JV1-9840Colonies and Colonization, Emigration and Immigration, International Migration
1-5399Colonies and Colonization
1-9Periodicals, Serials
10-19Societies
61-151History
412-461Administration and Organization
500-5399Colonizing Nations
6001-9480Emigration and Immigration, International Migration
6001-6006Periodicals, Serials
6021-6032History
6061-6149Emigration
6201-6348Immigration
6403-7127United States
7200-7539Canada, Latin America, etc.
7590-8349Europe
8490-8758Asia
8760Arab Countries
8762Islamic Countries
8790-9025Africa
9029-9036Atlantic Ocean Islands
9040-9047Indian Ocean Islands
9100-9269Australia, New Zealand
9290-9470Pacific Ocean Islands
JX1-6650International Relations and Law.
63-191Collections, Documents, Cases
101-115Diplomatic Relations (Universal Collections)
120-191Treaties (Universal Collections)
221-1195Collections, Cases, etc. By Country
1261-1283Codification of International Law
1305-1598International Relations, Foreign Relations
1621-1896Diplomacy, The Diplomatic Service
1901-1995International Arbitration, World Peace, International Organization
2001-6650International Law (Treatises and Monographs)
Note: Books are no longer classified JX by the Library of Congress


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